Rae Chardonnay Taylor
Rae Chardonnay Taylor is a DJ and arts administrator with a background in events management and production. She began DJing in 2010 and has since held residencies at Chicago venues including Underground Wonder Bar and The Promontory and has circulated among many private and public events to share her musical styling techniques. Rae was recently noted as "Chicago’s Best DJ" by the Chicago Reader. She is the Founder of Black Eutopia, a series of segmented programming intended to cultivate space for marginalized communities. She is also a co-founder of Party Noire. Rae utilizes her passion for activism to create community outreach and development strategies through event coordination. Her involvement in programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Stony Island Arts Bank, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Soho House Chicago have catapulted her career in unimaginable ways. She is dedicated to encouraging a life of open-minded learning and expression. Rae is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, holding a B.A. in Arts Management.